The J ackson Herald
By Holder & Williamson
STATE HAS 786 MORE MILES HIGHWAY
TO ALLOT, DECLARES PHILLIPS
Commissioner Cites _ the Lavr And
Shows the Exact Mileage Status—
Fermor Barrett Also Gives the
The state highway board has au
thority to allot 788 miles of addi
tional state highway under the amend
ed highway law and none of this
additional mileage has been allotted.
These facts aTe brought out in a
letter written by State Highway
Commissioner John R. Phillips in
answer to a "letter of inquiry from
Sheriff J. "N. Sumner, of Worth
Commissioner Phillips’ letter cites
the highway laws fixing the mileage
in the state highway system and
shows that under the amended law
authority is given for 6,300 miles,
exclusive of the mileage within ,the
corporate limits of towns and cities
of 2,500 population and less.
If there has been any misappre
hension , concerning the amount of
additional road mileage to be in
cluded in - the j state 'highway system
Commissioner Phillips’ letter clears
up that misapprehension.
Representative Fermor Barrett, of
Stephens county, who was active
in causing the 1925 legislature to
increase the mileage in the etate
highway system, and who was one
of the state bond issue readers in
the 1926 extra session, has written
The Journal a letter in which he
makes it clear that high
way board now has about 800 miles
of state highways to be allotted.
The correspondence .between Com
missioner Phillips and Sheriff Sum
ner, together with the former’s let
ter transmitting the correspondence
to The Journal, follows:
“State Highway Board of Georgia,
State Capitol, Atlanta, Ga.
“Louisville, Ga., August 11, 1926. _
“The Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, Ga.
“Gentlemen: As the inclosed letter
i from the sheriff of Worth
and my reply thereto refer to a mat
ter of general public interest, I am
sending them to you for publication,
if you see proper to use theij).
“Yours very truly, '
“J. R. Phillips,
"Member State Highway Board.”
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Sheriff Sumner’s letter
“Sheriff’s Office, Georgia, Worth
Cnunty, Sylvester, Ga., August 7,
“Hon. Jno. R. Phillips,
, “My Dear Sir: Please advise me
just how many miles of highway
are allowed under the present law in
Georgia, how much has been al
| ready allotted, and how much the
highway department may still allot
to the different counties under the
Pre-ent law. I would be glad if you
w °uld refer me to the acts of the
kfisdature dealing on this question.
‘lnclosed find stamped, self-ad-
ed envelope for reply.
“Yours very truly,
“J. H. Sumner.’ - .
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Commissioner Phillips’ reply fol
• h ate Highway Board of Georgia,
otate Capitol, Atlanta, Ga.
I 'Louisville, Ga., Aug. 11, 1926.
‘ llon -_ J. N. Suritner,
, of Worth County,
•Kv Dear Mr. Sumner: I have
| Jou r letter of August 7, in which
| as L just how many miles of
! L’hway are allowed under the pres
-1 law in Georgia, how much has
* ready been allotted, and how much
highway department may still
a ot to the different counties under
the present law. You also ask that
I refer you to the acts of the legis
lature dealing with this question.
“In reply I beg to say that the
state highway board is authorized
to allot 6,300 miles, exclusive of the
mileage within the corporate limits
of town and cities of 2,500 inhabi
tants or less, which is in addition
to the 6,300 miles. Of the 6,300
miles, the board still has authority
to allot 786 miles, none of which has
'T refer’ you to the acts of August
18, 1919, provision 3, section 2, as
amended August 10, 1921, and as fur
ther amended by the act of 1925,
and also to the ac.t of August 18,
“In as much as I have had other
similar inquires, I am taking the
liberty of making public your letter
and my reply.
“Assuring you of my personal re
gards. I am.
“Yours very truly,
- “J.. R. Phillips.
“Member State Highway Board.”
Mr. Barrett’s Tetter
Representative Barrett writes The
Journal as follows::
“Toccoa, Ga., August 12, 1926.
“‘Editor Atlanta Journal, Atlanta,
Ga. Dear Sir: According to vari
ous newspapers, it has been fre
quently stated recently that the
highway board has less than 10©
rriiles of state aid roads to allot un
der the act of laws.,
page 207. When that act was under
consideration in both the house and
senate, it was given the most care
ful study by a number of* members
of both - branches of the general as
|; embly, and it was their opinion
then, and it is my opinion now, that
the highway board at the present
time has 80'x) miles of state aid roads
to allot. To my mind, there can be
no question about that fact. The
•act of 1919, page 349, fixed the state
aid road mfieag’e at 4.800, and it was
soon afterwards allotted. The gen
eral assembly in 1921 changed the
figures from 4,800 to 5,500, thus add
ing 700 miles, and that was allotted
a short time afterwards. In 1925
the act of 1921 was* amended, so-as
to change the figures from 5,500 :to
6,300, thus adding 800 miles to be
“It is trae that In 1922, Georgia
laws, page 176, that the.act of 1921
was amended as follows: ‘Provided
said state highway board is au
thorized to construct and maintain
State aid roads in and through towns
■or cities of not more than 2,500 peo
ple.’ This' act of 1922 in no man
ner changes 'the figures already re
ferred to, but merely authorizes the
state highway board ‘to construct
and maintain elate aid roads in and
through towns or cities, of not more
than 2,500 people, and was entirely
independent, distinct and apart from
the other acts which provided for
specific mileage. Under no reason
able theory could the words of the
act ttf 1922 last quoted be construed
to lessen the 800 additional miles of
state aid roads provided for in the
act of 1925.
“AH of these acts construed to
gether mean that the state aid road
mileage at the present time is 6,300
plus whatever has been or may be
added, in the discretion of the high
way board, ‘through towns or cities
of not more than 2,500 people.’
“It is not my intention to enter
into any controversy, but merely to
state what was in the mind of the
general assembly when the act of
1925 adding 800 miles was passed.
“Yours very truly,
HAVE YOU GOT YOUR s*2
Washington.—The average Ameri
can is wealthier today than at any
time since 1920.
The amoupt of money in circu
lation Aug. 1 was estimated by the
treasury today at $42 per capita,
compared with $41.31 a year ago,
and $52.36 Nov. 1, 1920, the high
est figure on record.
In reaching its estimate, the treas
ury calculated the population of the
United States at 115,641,000. The
money in circulation Aug. 1 amount
ed to while the total
stock of money was $8,399,076,061.
JEFFERSON, Jackson County, Georgia.
MISS CARRIE HUNTER ANSWERS
On Tuesday evening at ten o’clock,
the gentle spirit of Miss Carrie Hunt
er was loosed fvov. the earthly casket,
and winged its flight to that spirit
ual world from bourh ro trav
eller ever returns. About three
weeks age she left on her vacation,
going to Atlanta to join her brother,
Sam, on a trip to Florida. After
a pleasant outing of several days
they came back to Atlanta, and on
last Friday she came to Athens to
visit her sister, Mrs. W. A Clark,
Sr. Tuesday morning she was taken
suddenly and seriously ill, became un
conscious, and never rallied.
Miss Carrie was a daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hunter of
Athens, in which city she spent sev
eral years of her life. For some
time she has been connected with
the firm of Turner Inc., of this city,
and h?r many friends and customers
are grieved at her death.
She was fifty-one years old, a lov
able Christian character.
She is survived by two brothers,
Sam, of Atlanta, and Pierce, of West
Virginia; two sisters, Mrs. W. A.
Clark, Sr., of Athens, and Mrs. R. L.
McElhannon, of this city, with whom
she lived, and where she will be so
The funeral and interment will be
held in Athens some time today
(Thursday), and her body will rest
in Oconee cemetery, near tht remains
of her parents.
To those most bereaved, The Herald
extends most cordial sympathy.
MRS. JAMES W. ARCHET* DEAD
Mrs. Nancy Alexander Archer, the
wife of Mr. James W. Archer, died
at her home in the lower part of
Jackson county Saturday night, and
her remains were interred in the
cemetery at Mishap church Monday.
She had been in precarious health for
several months, but death ensued
rather unexpectedly. She was one
of the ten children of the late John
Alexander, a pioneer farmer and
| prominent citizen of Jackson county.
She is survived by her husband, and
j one son, Dewitt, to whom she was
dearly devoted; one brother, Joseph
E. Alexander; and a sister, Mrs, Tobe
Trout, of Clarkeston. On her moth
er’s side she was related to the large
family of Wiers.
Mrs. Archer was of many
excellent traits of character. In early
life she united with Mishap church,
| and lived a long, pious Christian life.
Devoted to her family and friends,
charitable and benevolent, truly
“None knew' htT but to lover her, nor
named her but to praise.”
Born May 2, 1848, died August 14,
1926. Buried August 16, 1926.
The funeral services were con
ducted try Dr. E. L. Hill, of Athens,
a strong friend of the facrily. The
23rd Psalm was used. A choir, led
by Mr. J. W. Deavours, sang some
of her favorite songs, “Jesus Lover
of My Soul,” “Shall We Gather at
the River,” and “Nearer Mv God to
A son, Eebulon, died in early child
The family have long been readers
of The Herald, and our entire force
uextend sympathy to the bereaved.
A RECORD GRAIN CROP
J. 0. M. Smith, of Madison, county,
Georgia, has harvested one of the
greatest wheat and oat crops ever
gathered in this section, and perhaps
in the whole state-
Mr. Smith threshed 6,512 bushels
of oats on 80 acres of land. This is
81.4 bushels per acre. On 90 acres of
wheat he harvested 3,384 bushels,
giving a yield of 37.6 bushels per
acre. From one eight acre field he
threshed 400 bushels of wheat.
In addition to his grain crop Mr.
Smith cut and baled 225 tons of hay
from 155 acres of volunteer wheat
From actual records kept on this
crop the oats were produced at a cost
of 25c per bushel and the wheat at
50c per bushel. Both wheat and oats
are of high grade pedigreed seed and
will be sold at a premium over ordi
nary seed. He says that this grain
and hay crop will show a net profit
Mr. Smith attributes the phenom
enal success of this grain crop to
early sowing, good seed and proper
fertilization. He says that 50 per
cent of the yield was due to early
seeding, 25 per cent to good seed
and 25 per cent to proper fertiliza
tion. The grain was sowed from
September 1 to October 15. 400
pounds of acid phosphate was ap
plied at time of planting and a top
dressing of sulphate of ammonia was
made in March.
MON. H. P. DeLAPERRIERE DE
LIVERED ADDRESS HERE
Hon. Herman P. DeLaperriere, can
didate for congress from the Ninth
district, delivered an address here at
the court house last Tuesday, when
he spoke to large gathering of Jack
son county voters.
Mr. DeLaperriere was introduced
by Judge C. L. Bryson, who spoke
in complimentary terms of the
speaker as a legislator in the House
and Senate, and as a farmer and
Mr. DeLaperriere made an interest
ing and forceful address upon the
issues of the campaign, told of his
service in the State Legislature and
the State Senate, called attention to
the fact that he is a farmer and a
friend of every farmer, knowing the
farmer's needs, the advantages the
famer should enjoy, and commanded
the close attention of the audience
throughout his address. •
A brass band furnished music for
HUGH R. HILL’S FARM NEAR
While we were in Wheeler Coun
ty we went out to see Mr. Hugh R.
Hill, who lives near the line of
Wheeler and Laurens counties. Mr.
Hill has a large farm and he Is striv
ing to get his farrA operations upon
a safe paying basis. Every thought
ful farmer who has reached this point,
has decided that he must have some
cash crops to supplement cotton. For
three or four years Mr. Hill has been
trying the dairy cow and the Duroe
hog. He is well pleased with the re
sults obtained from both. Last year
his cream checks amounted to over
I three thousand dollars, and he sold
j over <rxteen hundred dollars worth
lof pork. He h*s good carpet grass,
Dallas grass and Lespedfza pastures,
•and he sows plenty of rye and oats.
He also has ten acres in Napier grass.
His Napier grass was looking fine
when we went there, and he is .well
pleased with it. This fall Mr. Hill
proposes to add a twenty-acre truck
i fariy to his system and with lar.d
[well suited for the purpose along with
| a liberal supply of cow manure lie
| will do well. From these three
sources be expects te receive enough
•money to pay the expenses •of his
three hundred acres planted to cot
ton, and thus have his cotton money
clear. His father, B. A. Hill, who
lives near him, is running his farm
with the proceeds of his cream checks,
lie would not plant .one acre more
than he could finance in this way.
Every farmer who gets on this line
•will clear some money, and not get
caught by the uncertain prices that
cur staple brings. Mr. Hill and his
father were caught in the frightful
decline in cotton in 1920, and since
then have been building up a better
system of farming, and every land
owner in our State should follow their
example in this respect.—Southern
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The above article is read with
much interest by the people of Jack
son county, as the Messrs. Hill
moved from Pendergrass, Jackson
county, to South Georgia several
years ago. Their many friends are
glad to know of their prosperity in
their fanning operations.
REV. HARTSFIELD POPULAR IN
The people of Blakely love Pastor
Hartsfield, and his affection for
them was effectively indicated in a
wire which he had sent them from At
lanta where he is on his vacation.
From the tiny tots up to the older
people, there was a sparkle of in
terest when the me&ouge was read.
The work is going forward steadily
under his leadership. Sixty people
have come into the membership since
he went there ten months ago. Blake
ly is distinguished by its systematic
way of doing things. They have not
had to take a collection or solicit
funds for current expenses in five
years. They have recently erected
a modern and beautiful pastor’s
home, costing $5,000.
Mr. William W. Roberts announces
the engagement of his daughter,
Corinne Ellen, to Mr. Russell Pres
ton Hosch, of Hoschton, the marriage
to be solemnised at an early date.
Thursday, August 19, 1926.
CLOSED BANKS ARE OPENING
The Cornelia, Ga., bank, and its
branch at Demorest, Ga., said to be
the largest bank in the chfcin of
small Georgia banks, several of which
closed recently when the Bankers
Trust company went into a receiver
ship, opened its door for business
Monday. These two banks have re
sources of over a million dollars.
The Habersham bank, of Clarkes
ville, Ga., said to be next largest of
the closed banks, with resources of
over a half a million dollars, opened
on Moqday also.
The Merchants' and Planters’
bank, of Whigham, Ga., another of
the chain which closed, opened for
Orvile A. Park, special counsel for
the state bank department, in mak
ing the announcement of the open
ings of the four foregoing banks,
said that each bank had complied
with the regulations of the depart
ment, and that the banks were on a
“sound basis.” Mr. Parks said that
he expected to be able to announce
the names of yet other banks, pos
sibly 20 or r|JLre, next week, which
are making arrangements fbr re
At a joint meeting of the stock
holders and depositors of the Geor
gia State bank, at Montezuma, a'
plan was adopted to organize anew
bank which will liquidate the assets
of the Georgia State bank and which
will be able, it is thought to pay the
depositors 50 cents on the dollar.
HARVEST OF APPLES BEGINS
Cornelia, Ga.—Picking and packing
of this fall’s-apple crop will begin
Monday, the Delicious variety to
come first. The early varieties have
been picked and disposed yf.
J. L. Roper, manager of the Con
solidated Apple Growers’ exchange,
estimates that this year’s crop of
winter apples will total between 250,-
000 and 275,000 boxes, or about 100
per cent greater yield than last sea
The fruit is beter than it has ever
been, due to the close, attention that
has been given to it, in pruning, thin
ning, spraying and fertilization. /
Plans have been made to grade
closer this year than in other years so
that the Georgia apple will show up
as good or better than the finest fruit
from the northwest, and Georgia ap
ples are known to posses more acid
and hence are in much better demand
than the fruit from other sections.
The largest yields of apples this
year will be in Yates, Winesaps, Ter
rys, Black Twigs, Delicious, Arkansas
Blacks and Yorks, but there are be
tween 50 and 75 varieties of fruit to
Much of this fruit will go into T:old
storage until it can be disposed of jj,nd
arrangements are now being made for
storage space in various concentra
BOLT DOWN CHIMNEY
KILLS MAN IN BROOKS
(Quitman, Ga.—Cy Stafford, a ne
gro, was killed by lightning Wednes
day afternoon on the M. B. Dailey
Place, near Morven. While sitting
in his home with his wife and child,
the lightning came down the chimney
like a ball of fire and split into
several bolts which wrecked the room.
Stafford was dead when the dazed
woman lighted a match but there was
no mark on his body or clothing.
JACKSON COUNTY REPORT
BEST PEACH YEAR IN HISTORY
Jackson county peach growers are
closing the best season, especially in
regard to quantity, that they have
ever had. This county now boasts
four peach growers who operate on
a large scale.
Perhaps the largest shipper is C.
J. Hood, who has shipped more than
100 cars. Second places goes to Dr.
L. G. Hardman, who has shipped
19 cars, while T. I. Hawkins, and
E. C. Colquitt have loaded several
The engagement of Mrs. Maude
Allen Stewart of this city to Mr.
Manning R. Rountree of Beaufoot,
S. C., is announced today. The mar
riage to be solemnized in the early
Dr. Howell of Atlanta is the guest
of his brother, Dr. H. R. Howell.
Vol. 51. No. 16.
5 AT ALL SESSIONS
OF CAMP MEETING
FOR LAST 75 YEARS
Five persons who attended the
Methodist camp meeting at Mount
Gilead have attended every annual
session held there for the last 75
years, Rev. J. J. Jones, Jr., pastor of
the Methodist church at Ben Hill,
discovered during the meetings.
They are: Mrs. Yancy Wood, 75
years old; Mrs. Fannie Suttles, 77
years old; B. F. Roberts, 79 years
old; J. M. Baker, 82 years old, and
J. P. Robbies, 84 years old. All of
these stated • hat they were first
brought to the camp meeting ground
in babyhood, and that the yearly
meetings have been important events
in their lives.
recognition of their long devo
tion. the Methodist church present
ed a Bible to each of these members
At one of the earlier services, the
pastor aSked all those who had at
tended every session for the past
three-quarters of a -century to stand,
and the five persons named abow
The land was donated to the
North Georgia conference of the
Methodist church for annual services
90 years ago by J. M. Smith.
CLUB SHORT COURSES
Instead of regular individual 4-H
club meetings during the summer
months, the clubs are grouped, and
three-day short cour-.es being held.
This is to assist the girls with their
exhibit canning for the fair, and to
give cooking lessons, which require
a longer period of time Ilian the re
gular one. The clubs are responding
beautifully, and entering into the
work as never before. Though weary
from the day’s duties, the girls
thoroughly spending the night in the
club room, indulging in active games
Short courses have already been
held at Jefferson, Long View, Nichol
son and - Maysville. Talma and Attica
will begin at an early date.
Members of womans clubs have
been very, helpful, and the third day
of thg short course devoted to work
of their interest.
There was a call meeting of the
Jackson County Womans Home De
monstration Council at the court
house August 16 at 3 p. m., Mrs. L.
F. Sell presiding.
The purpose of the meeting was
to make plans for the Club Fair,
which will be held November sth.
The council is putting forth a great
effort to make this fair worth while
end enjoyable, and it ihoped that
each club meeting will readily co
Those present, were: Mesdames L.
F. Sell, Mae Jones, G. O. Shackle
ford, Will Sailors, J. T. McElhannon,
Claude Daniel, and Miss Reba Adams.
$500,000 PENSION MONEY NOW
Within the net few days more than
half a million dollars will be paid
Confederate soldiers and widows of
soldiers who fought in the war be
tween the states, it was learned Thurs
day at the office of the state pension
Rolls from parctically all counties
have been reeived at the capitol and
are being checked. As soon as this
is completed warrants for amounts.to
be paid in each county will be drawn
and forwarded for distribution.
MAN’S THROAT SLASHED
AT CAMPMEETING FIGHT
Gainesville, Ga., August IC.—J.
L. Westbrook, of Banks county, is
near death in a hospital here and
Dave Patterson, formerly of Gaines
ville, is in jail at Cleveland following
a cutting affray Sunday at a camp
meeting at Mossy Creek in White
County. Westbrook’s throat was
cut, but the flow of blood was
staunched by onlookers.
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COUNTY CHOIR NOTICE
The Jackson County Choir meets
at Crooked Creek -church, on the
fifth Sunday in August. All invited
G. R. Griffeth, Pres.
W. C. Wilhite, Sec’y.
Mr. F. C. Staton and family were
visitors to Clermont, Sunday.